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Frocks on Bikes Newsletter: July 2020

Thursday, July 9, 2020   Posted in: Newsletters By: Administrator With tags: newsletter, cycling, event, migrants

Frocks Feature Ride July 2020: New Brighton Salt Water Hot Pools

Bring your togs, locks and lights for a ride out to New Brighton's lovely new pools - He Puna Taimoana.

Date: Sunday 26th July 2020
Start Time: 2pm - aiming for the 3pm entry time at the pools.
Start Location: Corner of Barbadoes Street and Cambridge Terrace (approx 380 Barbadoes Street)
Cost: $14 pool entry for Christchurch residents. Check you are be eligible for this discount.

Bookings essential for the pool - book for the 3pm session. Numbers are limited!

For those who can stay later, we'll have a drink and a bite to eat before checking out the two New Brighton CHCH Is Lit exhibits.

Return journey will start at approximately 6.30pm. You can ride back with Connie (heading north-west) or with Meg (riding west up Pages Road to the south of the CBD).
There are also plenty of buses from New Brighton.

Other Upcoming Events

CHCH Is Lit Tour

Explore the magic lights of Ōtautahi by bike on this 20 minute cycling tour.

Date: Sunday 12th July 2020.
Start Time: 6.30pm. Meet at 6pm.
Start Location: Dance-o-Mat (129 Gloucester Street - opposite Turanga). Have a little dance to keep warm while you wait!

Bring bike lights and your lock if you plan to stay on for a meal/ drink afterwards.

Matariki in the Zone

Light up your bike and join the Matariki Bike Parade at this event is presented by Avebury House.

Date: Sunday 19th July 2020.
Start Time: 6pm.
Start Location: Richmond Community Garden (235 River Road - at the back of Avebury House).

The Parade will travel up and around the river!

Matariki celebrations at Avebury House will start at 2.30pm. There will be fun stuff for the kids, live entertainment and more. A hangi will be served around 5pm.

Find out more about Matariki in the Zone (Facebook).

More Cycling News

Learn 2 Ride: Next steps

We've had a small but passionate group delivering Learn 2 Ride sessions to migrant and former refugee women for the past 18 months.

A new project called Bike Bridge has got funding to deliver a wrap around cycling project for both migrant women and men. Bike Bridge will teach the basics of riding a bike as well as on-road skills training, bike maintenance, encourage social riding and provide financial support to buy bikes.

Get in touch with Meg if you want to help out as an cycle skills instructor, a mechanic or if you know someone who could benefit from this project (meg.christie[at]cdhb.health.nz).

Go Cycle Christchurch continues to offer free Cycle Skills sessions

Registration is essential for these sessions (GoCycleChristchurch[at]gmail.com or 021 0277 9250).


Go to the Frocks on Bikes Christchurch Facebook page for updates, changes or cancellations.

Healthy Christchurch Champions

  • Canterbury District Health Board
  • Christchurch City Council
  • Environment Canterbury
  • Ministry of Health
  • Ngai Tahu
  • NZ Police
  • Pegasus Health
  • University of Otago, Christchurch